Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Monthly Archives: February 2020

Will you be at the WMATA Town Hall Monday night?

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The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation and Environment Committee (Tom Hucker, Evan Glass, Hans Riemer) is hosting a public forum on WMATA’s FY21 Operating Budget. The committee will be joined by WMATA Board Member Michael Goldman to listen to community feedback. Please join us and share your feedback on WMATA’s current operating budget proposal.…

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Pike & Rose Updates (and one involves free ice cream!)

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Evoluxxy Opens

Evoluxxy, a women’s fashion boutique that carries designer brands , has opened at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda. The store is at 11811 Grand Park Ave., between Olive & Loom and Lucky Brand.

It is the company’s first brick-and-mortar shop, according to Federal Realty Investment Trust, which owns the mixed-use development.…

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Rents in North Bethesda Growing Fast

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From WTOP

Based solely on jurisdiction, Bethesda currently tops the area for most expensive rent. Apartment search site RentCafe said the average apartment rent, considering all sizes, is $2,466 a month in Bethesda.

The second-most expensive market for apartment rents is currently College Park, at an average $2,298 a month.

Rents in North Bethesda have increased the fastest in the D.C.

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White Flint sites remain in contention for new elementary school

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From Bethesda Beat

Montgomery County Public Schools is studying where to open another elementary school in about six years to relieve crowding in the Walter Johnson and Bethesda-Chevy Chase high school clusters.

Seth Adams, the director of MCPS’ Department of Facilities Management, announced Tuesday at the start of a community meeting at North Bethesda Middle School that the list of 10 choices has been cut to six.

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Update of Josiah Henson Renovation Project

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Did you know the Pike District/White Flint area is the home of an important and fascinating piece of our nation’s history?

Josiah Henson Park is the former plantation property of Isaac Riley where Reverend Josiah Henson was enslaved. This park is a historic resource of local, state, national and international significance because of its association with Reverend Henson, whose 1849 autobiography, The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s landmark novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

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No — don’t click away. There is some really interesting data in this Subdivision Staging Policy presentation.

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The Planning Department gave a fascinating presentation about the Subdivision Staging Policy at our community meeting earlier this month. I encourage you to grab a cup of coffee and peruse these PowerPoint slides.

The Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) is the set of policy tools that guides the timely delivery of public facilities to serve existing and future development, and defines adequacy and how we measure it.…

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Home Depot has designs on Rockville Pike

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From Store Reporter

Home Depot Design Center, second of its kind in the country, is on the way to Rockville’s Montrose Crossing shopping center. The Washington Business Journal reports that the store will take over the onetime Golf Galaxy space, which has been sitting empty for two years next to Barnes & Noble.…

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How is MoCo Doing on Pedestrian Safety?

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Adam Pagnucco wrote a terrific analysis in The Seventh State about spending on pedestrian safety projects and the impact of that spending. The entire article is below, but if you only have a couple of minutes, here are the sentences Friends of White Flint thinks is most important. This analysis argues for smarter, lighter, quicker, faster projects to enhance pedestrian safety in the Pike District and across Montgomery County.…

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Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper Pedestrian Improvements

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Budgets are tight and people are still getting struck by cars, so let’s look at some low-cost, quick-to-install pedestrian improvements. Not after a year of study. Not by over-engineering a project until it’s unaffordable. Not by letting perfect get in the way of good enough. Let’s use these tested, vetted methods to make pedestrians safe and walking accessible to all in the Pike District.…

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